Cedarbluff (or Cedar Bluff) is an unincorporated community in Clay County, Mississippi, United States. It is located in south central Clay County along Mississippi Highway 50. The community has a store and three churches. It is a very small community but has a large mail route that encompasses Montpelier also. Montpelier is where West Clay Elementary is located.
In 1915 an unnamed negro was lynched in Cedarbluff for allegedly entering the room of a white woman. In 1916, an African-American man, Jeff Brown was lynched by a mob "for accidentally bumping into a white girl as he ran to catch a train." Pictures of his lynching were sold to white citizens for five cents each and were used to intimidate African-Americans in the region.
- "Cedarbluff, Mississippi". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Short Items for Busy Men". 2 July 1915. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror: Second Edition: Report Summary (PDF). Montgomery, Alabama: Equal Justice Initiative. 2015. p. 15.
White men lynched Jeff Brown in 1916 in Cedarbluff, Mississippi, for accidentally bumping into a white girl as he ran to catch a train.
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